Knobstone Trail: Bartle Knob Road to New Chapel is a 11 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Borden, Indiana that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
We day hiked from Bartle Knob TH on Saturday 12 November 2016 and proceeded to the north. Several descents were extremely arduous and sketchy. Almost all timber steps are showing their age. Some of the very steep climbs and descents need to be re-routed to switchbacks to reduce erosion. Hiking poles are a must for all but the most athletic hikers. Constantly beautiful except for the area near miles 13-14 that has been recently harvested by loggers. Trail was six inches deep in fallen leaves so not easy to find at times. Water only encountered within two miles of New Chapel TH. Very hard day.